Taming Handplane Tear-Out


One of the biggest frustrations is when the grain tears out instead of slicing clean. Conventional wisdom has some solutions, but some of them might not help.
By Christopher Schwarz
Pages: 64-69

From the October 2008 issue #171
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Nothing in handplaning is more frustrating than tear-out – which is when the wood rips up in small chunks instead of being sliced clean away. Over the years, I’ve collected solutions to eliminate it and found the following ones to be the most useful.


From the October 2008 issue #171
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